MHG11916 - Souterrain, Eriboll

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Type and Period (1)

  • SOUTERRAIN (Iron Age - 550 BC to 560 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Site visited and photographed by Mr & Mrs M McGuire, 7/10/03. The Highland Archaeology Challenge. See assoc. docs. File and CD for Photographic Record.
J Aikten: 21/1/03.

NC45NW 2 4330 5626.
Earthhouse (NR) (site of) OS 6"map, (1961)

The site of a souterrain which was excavated by Alexander Clark some years before 1864, in which year it could still be examined. By 1911, the entrance was covered by a flagstone, but by 1959 (OS {W D J} 3 May 1959) no surface trace remains. The passage was about 45 ft long by about 2 ft wide and 4 ft high with only a slight expansion at the end. A Mitchell 1868; RCAHMS 1911.

No further information. Visited by OS (R L) 19 July 1971.

No trace in an enclosured pasture field.
Visited by OS (N K B) 30 October 1978


Mitchell, A, 1868, 'Notice of an eirde house at Eriboll, in the Parish of Durbness, Sutherlandshire', Proc Soc Antiq Scot Vol. 6 1864-6, p.249-50, 249-50; plan (Text/Publication/Article). SHG1254.


RCAHMS, 1911, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions of Scotland. Second report and inventory of monuments and constructions in the county of Sutherland, 55, No.159 (Text/Report). SHG2657.

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Location

Grid reference Centred NC 4330 5626 (40m by 40m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NC45NW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish DURNESS

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